Recipes and Cooking Caramel Popcorn 3.8 (66) 4 Reviews This Caramel Popcorn recipe isn't just for fall parties. Make your own gourmet popcorn and enjoy this salty-sweet snack any time of year. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 15, 1996 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 20 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 18 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 14 cup popped popcorn 2 cup whole almonds and/or roasted, salted cashews (optional) 1 ½ cup packed brown sugar ¾ cup butter ⅓ cup light-colored corn syrup ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon vanilla Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Remove all unpopped kernels from popped popcorn. Put popcorn and, if desired, nuts into a 17x12x2-inch roasting pan. Keep popcorn warm in the oven while making the caramel mixture. Butter a large piece of foil; set aside. For caramel, in a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils. Continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, without stirring, for 5 minutes more. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour caramel over popcorn; stir gently to coat. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir mixture; bake for 5 minutes more. Spread caramel corn on prepared foil; cool. Place caramel corn in gift container; cover with plastic wrap. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 171 Calories 8g Fat 25g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 18 Calories 171 % Daily Value * Total Fat 8g 10% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 20mg 7% Sodium 97mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 25g 9% Total Sugars 19g Protein 1g Calcium 20.2mg 2% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 46mg 1% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.